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The European Union Enhances its Presence in The Caspian Region

The European Union Enhances its Presence in The Caspian Region

Foreign policy generally describes current realities and predicts what the academic expert...

Central Asia in Focus

Central Asia in Focus

by: Bruce Pannier

Date: Feb 16, 2024

Welcome to Central Asia in Focus, a newsletter that offers insight and analysis on the eve...

China, Russia, and Great Power Politics in Afghanistan and Central Asia

China, Russia, and Great Power Politics in Afghanistan and Central Asia

by: Dawood Azami, PhD

Date: Jan 12, 2024

The Central Asian and the Caspian regions are the centers of gravity for China, the U.S., ...

Turkmenistan: Land of Stability and Business Opportunities

Turkmenistan: Land of Stability and Business Opportunities

by: Kakajan Berdiyev

Date: Jan 10, 2024

Turkmenistan has a UN-backed Neutrality status and offers macroeconomic stability. Earlier...

The Caspian Region Did Not Wait for Opportunity in 2023 What Lies Ahead for 2024?

The Caspian Region Did Not Wait for Opportunity in 2023 What Lies Ahead for 2024?

by: Dr. Eric Rudenshiold

Date: Dec 22, 2023

Perhaps the greatest indicator of change in 2023 was the accelerating speed of evolution i...

Reshaping Realities in the Caspian Region: 2023 in Review

Reshaping Realities in the Caspian Region: 2023 in Review

by: Nicholas Castillo, Meray Ozat

Date: Dec 22, 2023

In 2023, migration flows from Central Asia saw both continuity and the beginnings of a shi...

Profiles in Power: 2023 in Review

Profiles in Power: 2023 in Review

by: Nicholas Castillo

Date: Dec 22, 2023

July of 2023 saw a snap election in Uzbekistan allowing for the re-election of President S...

The Western Pursuit: 2023 in Review

The Western Pursuit: 2023 in Review

by: Samantha Fanger

Date: Dec 22, 2023

On the sidelines of the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City, the ...

Is it too late to save Central Asia? The crisis is already here

Is it too late to save Central Asia? The crisis is already here

by: Dr. Eric Rudenshiold

Date: Dec 13, 2023

One-third of Central Asia’s glaciers have melted, as the region’s air temperatures are inc...

Central Asia in Focus: Kazakhstan Imprisons Citizen Who Fought in Ukraine

Central Asia in Focus: Kazakhstan Imprisons Citizen Who Fought in Ukraine

by: Bruce Pannier

Date: Dec 7, 2023

Welcome to Central Asia in Focus, a newsletter that offers insight and analysis on the eve...

Central Asia in Focus

Central Asia in Focus

by: Bruce Pannier

Date: Nov 29, 2023

Welcome to Central Asia in Focus, a newsletter that offers insight and analysis on the eve...

French Connection: Macron’s Nuclear Deals in Central Asia

French Connection: Macron’s Nuclear Deals in Central Asia

by: Toghrul Ali

Date: Nov 17, 2023

France has shifted its gaze to Central Asia in pursuit of uranium. With its markets in Afr...

Central Asia in Focus: Two Afghan Governments Represented in Tajikistan

Central Asia in Focus: Two Afghan Governments Represented in Tajikistan

by: Bruce Pannier

Date: Nov 16, 2023

Welcome to Central Asia in Focus, a newsletter that offers insight and analysis on the eve...

Ambassador Richard Hoagland: US Should Cluster the Caucasus With Central Asia

Ambassador Richard Hoagland: US Should Cluster the Caucasus With Central Asia

by: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Nov 13, 2023

Ambassador Richard Hoagland is a retired career diplomat who has a bird’s-eye view of the ...

Is the United States Out of Steppe?  Addressing Central Asia’s Crossroads Moment

Is the United States Out of Steppe? Addressing Central Asia’s Crossroads Moment

by: Dr. Eric Rudenshiold

Date: Nov 9, 2023

Central Asia is a rapidly changing region.  What was unimaginable even a few years ago mig...

China’s Charm Offensive in Central Asia

China’s Charm Offensive in Central Asia

by: Meray Ozat, Haley Nelson

Date: Nov 3, 2023

During China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) forum on October 17-18, Chinese President Xi...

Central Asia in Focus

Central Asia in Focus

by: Bruce Pannier

Date: Nov 1, 2023

Welcome to Central Asia in Focus, a newsletter that offers insight and analysis on the eve...

Central Asia in Focus

Central Asia in Focus

by: Bruce Pannier

Date: Oct 26, 2023

Welcome to Central Asia in Focus, a newsletter that offers insight and analysis on the eve...

The Hidden Costs of Kazakhstan’s Engagement with China: A Decade of the Belt and Road

The Hidden Costs of Kazakhstan’s Engagement with China: A Decade of the Belt and Road

by: Haley Nelson

Date: Oct 24, 2023

China is not scaling back on its infrastructure projects in Central Asia. Despite signific...

Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan Near a Border Agreement

Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan Near a Border Agreement

by: Nicholas Castillo

Date: Oct 18, 2023

In 2022, fighting over the Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan border killed roughly 100 people, reignit...